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A private graveside ceremony and interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.
Patti Sue (Tackitt) O'Ryan, age 73, of Salem, Illinois, and formerly of Flora, passed away Thursday evening, April 30, 2020, at Salem Township Hospital.
She was born November 6, 1946, in Flora, Illinois, the daughter of Harvey Robert Tackitt Sr. and Margaret (Henson) Tackitt.
Patti worked as a cosmetologist from her home beauty shop for 30 years. She later worked and retired from Hella Electronics after 15 years. Her daughters and grandkids were truly the most important part of her life and she cherished time spent with them.
She is survived by 2 daughters: Melissa (Manny) Ramirez of Alton and Morgan (Bud) Mulvany of Salem; 6 grandchildren: Reese Jones, Drew Jones, Sage Jones, Tori Mulvany, Huck Mulvany, and Nash Mulvany; 2 great-grandchildren: Kensleigh June Hess and Kash Wade Hess; a brother: Jim (Aleta) Tackitt of Flora; a sister-in-law: Barb Tackitt of Maine; and several nieces and nephews including Vicki Strange and Jeff (Marti) Ruger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Yvette “Punkin” Denise O’Ryan in 1975; 2 brothers: Bob Tackitt and Jack (Phyllis) Pickel; sister: Hattie (Jim) Ruger; and 2 nephews: Mark Ruger and Roger Strange.
A private graveside ceremony and interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to a love fund in Patti’s memory for the family and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
So sorry for your loss. Patti was a wonderful hard working mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was everything to her. She will be missed by many. Prayers of comfort for all the family.
What a beautiful soul now with the Lord. My condolence to her loved ones.
Missy and Morgan I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great friend. We had lots of memories together. My thoughts and prayers for both of you. RIP my friend.
Morgan and Missie, I was so shocked and saddened this morning when I heard about your Mom. I am so very sorry for your loss. We were distant cousins. She gave me the best haircuts ever and throughout my life when going to a new stylist I would always tell them I wanted a cut like Patti gave. I just recently found a stylist who uses a razor. Your Mom laughed when I told her it had only taken me over 40 years to find one who could give a cut comparable to hers! She was so proud of you girls and her grandchildren. My heart hurts for all of you, yet I feel joy that she is reunited with Punkin. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Godspeed on your journey dearest Patti.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all. May God ease your pain.
My heartfelt condolences
I am so so sorry to hear this. Patti was a great person, mother, grandmother. I remember going to her shop to get my hair cut. She was a good friend and I will miss her deeply. Prayers to you Missie and family. You kids were her world.
Missy and Morgan, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was so sweet and she sure did love her family. Barb
My deepest sympathies to Patti's family. She was so proud of her girls and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I'll always remember her as a great friend, and one that never wavered when times got tough. She will live in my memories and my heart forever.
My heart is heavy today upon hearing of Patti’s passing. Her dad and my dad were cousins. I always enjoyed Patti. She was a devoted mother, grandma, sister and aunt. She will certainly be missed. My sympathies to all her family. You are in my prayers. I know she received quite the Heavenly homecoming ... Punkin, Bob, Hattie and more but, most importantly, Jesus. RIP Patti❤️
Our sympathies to Patti's family. Her family was her world
Our deepest sympathy for Patti's family and loved ones. She had such a sweet heart; and she will be missed.
So sorry for your loss...I always loved talking with Patti ….my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear this I worked with her at Hella.
Prayers are for family, Patti will be missed by many.
So sorry for your loss. You will be missed. May God bless you all. I enjoyed her Facebook posts. May God wrap His arms around you all and give you peace.
Lots of good memories rest in piece.
So sorry for your loss. She was a dear friend for many years.
Patti was a very nice person - we enjoyed chatting & playing online games- I am shocked & saddened to hear of her passing. I know she’s in Paradise hugging and catching up with loved ones in her heavenly home.
Will deep sorrow.. hugs to all the family. Hope the pain and hurt now are gone for u all. May God bless u all. She will be so missed..
So sorry to hear of your loss. Pattie was a great lady. She was so helpful to me working for her & also in Killeen, Texas. Will always have happy memories of her!
Morgan , so sorry for the loss of your mom. She is in heaven now with Pumpkin. . She loved you girls , grandkids, and great grandkids. May she R.I.P. Will miss talking with you Patti. Love💓U
So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for family and friends.
So sorry for your loss, I will miss talking to Patti when she visited Julian’s
My deepest sympathies to Patti’s family. She was a friend from our earliest school days at Lincoln. She was a year ahead of me but we sometimes sat together on the school bus. The last time we visited in person, at length, was many years ago, the day I got married and moved away from Flora. She styled my hair for my wedding — a beautiful updo. I loved keeping in touch with her in recent years on Facebook. I loved how devoted she was to her family and how she always had kind things to say in response to her friends’ Facebook posts. Her loss leaves this works a little darker but I’m so glad she now is reunited with her precious daughter.
Such a wonderful lady. Prayers for all who love her.
I love you so much mom
Prayers to Patti’s family, much love to you all ❤️
Morgan I am so sorry for your loss. If I can do anything to help you through this let me know. Praying for you all.
Patti was always smiling and had a kind word for everyone...fly high my friend...
So shocked and sad to hear this. A nice lady who loved her daughters and grandkids.
Prayers for peace for The Tackitt family.
Missy and Morgan i am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great person and i really enjoyed working with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both and your families.
My heart is heavy to hear of the passing of Patti. Very fond memories of her as a little girl while playing at Morgan’s house. It was such a joy to see her again in our adult life as she was in Salem with us at church and ballgames! Always so sweet to say hello to my kids and greet me with a smile! She was the sweetest!! My heart and hugs go out to Morgan, Missy and all the kids! You’ll be in my prayers!!
I'm so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. She was a great woman and was like a second mom to me in my teens. She will be greatly missed 💔. Morgan and Missy, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Patty was the best!! Her family was her world and she still always made time for friends or to help when needed. She was a wonderful person. Condolences to the family and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed.
Morgan and Missy, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful person and a great friend! Prayers to you all!
Remembering all the fun times we had trying to ride sheep, catch baby pigs, make cookies and our family reunions. Praying for the family.
You where always there when I needed to talk...I can talk to you in heaven now...
I’m so saddened to read of Patti’s death. What a wonderful gal she was...always so friendly. Our sympathy to all of her family/friends. God Bless you all and Patti...Rest in God’s Peace next to Punkin ❤️
Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. Sorry for your loss.
soooooooooo sorry; loved working with her; prayers for her girls
So very sorry to learn of Patti passing. My mom , Linda Woomer & gma, Jean Engelmeier, always spoke highly of Patti. May she rest in peace.
I am so sorry for your loss!!! We are praying for your family!!!
Enjoyed lots of chats with Patti back in her "hair dressing" days. Always looked forward to our weekly visits. She always did a good job and was so sweet. Rest in peace Patti.
Such a wonderful lady. Prayers and hugs!
I am so very sorry for your loss. Patti was a sweet woman. Prayers for the family❤
So sorry for your loss, really enjoyed working with Patti. Prayers with the Family.
My deepest sympathys . Always loved talking to Patti , she was a hoot 😁 Showed much love for her daughters and grandchildren. I know their world will be changed forever . Hugs and prayers to all of you.
So sorry to hear about Patti. She was so sweet.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I could take away your pain. Love you guys!!
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for the family.
So we can not be there Morgan. Have to work and one on vacation. Loved your mom. She was the best grandma to the kids. My heart breaks for all of you. If you need anything just call. Love you all and prayers for all.
Patti was a good and very strong person. She suffered on this earth but will now rest in heaven with her loved ones. You will be missed Patti. Rest in peace.
Sorry for your loss
So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Patti in the 60’s she was my favorite hair stylist...she was always up for a new “experiment “. She helped me through some interesting times. She will be well remembered. Sally
I already miss Patti on FB. We were friends with Punkin and My son starting school together And Patti cutting my hair. I always enjoyed her company. The last years since right before she left Texas, we discovered each other on the internet and became friends again, dropping notes every few days. I enjoy our fun friendship. It’s so sad to think of renewing an old friendship of the younger and older women that are so like-able. We discussed Heaven, and I believe she is celebrating with our Heavenly Father, and with her family and her precious Punkin❣️ She loved her children and grands. And, I for one will think of her so often and I hope she dances ❣️
Missie and Morgan, So sorry t o hear about your mom and what she meant to us. Were so glad she was a part of our lives. From the time i was friends wirh punkin and R i ck &Ronda living across the street and o f couse the many times we spent in rhe beauty shop. Now shes with punkin. God bless .
I first met Patti on facebook when she lived in Texas. She lived in the Pan Handle & I live in East Texas but I felt like I had family there although I was closer to Patti when she lived in Illinois than in Texas. She was a sweet lady and I was happy for her when she got to move back home to Ill. I met her in person one time in Flora. I am glad to have called her "my friend". My condolence to the family. I will always remember her.